Friday, November 30, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop

Hey there! What's brewin"?!
Welcome to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers
Fall/Winter Blog Hop~ 2018!!! 
I sure hope everyone had a "full" Thanksgiving!!
We are so excited for our 2nd sponsored hop of the year! 
We have a few NEW Super Sponsors for this hop, 
as well as our amazing, continuing Super Sponsors!!!

For my first card of the hop, I used
Merry Girl <<link here 
From Unity Stamp Co.
I was inspired by Whitney Magnuson with the torn paper...
My absolute favorite color combo to use is kraft and red
You can't really tell, but I water colored Merry, 
then used oxides to highlight around her, 
flicked water over the whole image and blotted it up with a paper towel
I used a Christmas tree from a past KOM, and a big snowflake!
I love the rustic feel of this card!! 
Unity Stamp Co continues to be one of our Super Sponsors
For this hop, their giveaway is over the top!!
A whopping $193.38 retail value!!

Amazing, right?? So generous!!
Link Up your card to win! 

I don't usually show the inside of my cards, but I wanted you to see the 
custom stamp
 made for me by 
Joanne Soucy Rivera, from the Facebook group Stampin' Funn << link 
Also a Super Sponsor!!
Joanne sent me this stamp that says 
Merry Christmas, from Robyn
Saves me so much time since I send out 50-65 cards a year
I absolutely love the font and size of this stamp!!
If you want to get with Joanne, she can make you one, too!! 

Guess what!!
I have some blog candy to give to one or two commenters!
Yep, so be sure to comment here on my blog
Hint, one is from my Unity stash, and it's Winter/Christmas themed ;)

here is the link back to the beginning of the hop, with a list our Super Sponsors 
the picture below shows only a few! 
we have 86 so far!! YAY!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers~ November with Polka Dot Orchard

Hey there! What's brewin"? 
Welcome back to Robyn's Nest!!

Today, I have a card made from a digital set I was given by my friend 
Jessica Pickeral Burnham from 

This is such an amazing set!
 It's called Sketchy Punpkin Spice
So many images, and sentiments for any
 Fall or Thanksgiving cards you want to make!!
LOOK, there's even a background stamp too!!
I just love this card!! 
Pumpkin pie, pumpkin roll, and a cuppa! 
Doesn't get any better than that!!
First I colored all the images, and fussy cut them out
Then using kraft paper from PTI, I use the 
Brutus Monroe "Hit the Bricks" stamp 
from Unity Stamp Co.
I used Versafine,then heat embossed the bricks in white embossing powder.
This is my 3rd card using that stamp, so I highly recommend it !
My sweet friend Bobbie Sue sent me some burlap tags she made me a few months back, 
and eyelash trim. I used both on this card! 
Then I layered the images on top, and added a small pumpkin cut out, and a small leaf
The sentiment is from the other digital set Jessica offers called
Coffee Pumpkin Flourish 
I sure hope you get ba chance to check them out
I love digi's because you can resize them.
This is my first card using this set, but not the only one I've made. You'll have to wait until the end of the month when CLC has out Fall/Winter Blog Hop to see the others!!

Please join us starting Novenber 30th 

See you on the 30th!
Inky hugs

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Friends of Unity~ November is Strength

Hey there, what's brewin'?? 
Welcome back to this months Hop!
Our girl Dawn suggested the cue for this month,
I think that most of Unity's sentiments are about 
strength and encouragement, it it was an easy choice for me, 
to pick the newest member of the Angie's Girl family 💖 
I used Emerson Girl
  She's on sale right now for only $10.00!! 
Emerson Girl

As you've figured out by now, I'm a huge coffee fan!!
So, I went with  a Not So serious take on "strength"
Without coffee in the mornings, I really do feel like a slug!
So for me, coffee inspires strength 
My friend Java Joanne from Stampin' Funn on FB sent me a stamp that says
"Be strong, I whisper to my coffee"  LOL ;) 
Here's her
Link to Stampin' Funn  
Ok, enough chit chat from me. Onto this card

I started out with a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of dark gray cardstock
I stamped it with the new Brutus Monroe Hit The Brick 
background stamp 
 using Versafine, and heat embossed it with white embossing powder
I love the result so much!
I paper pieced Emerson's outfit, and colored her face and hair with Copics
The sign "came to me" while loading the dishwasher~LOL.
So, I decided to cut out the words on the sentiment to add to the sign.
I love the "grunge" feel of this card
The "Coffee" word die is from CAS-ual Friday's .
I had no idea where this card was, after many, many messages between me, and Eileen, I ended up using a cranberry colored card base, and matted the gray onto black. 
I cut a scalloped circle, then assembled the card.. 
I hope you like this months card!!

Did you arrive here from
We are so glad she back this month!! 

Up next is

You can start at the beginning, 

>>HERE at Crystal's Blog<<<

Be sure to hop to every blog and comment for a 
chance at winning one of our giveaways

 We are NOT sponsored by Unity Stamp Co., but they approve our hop. We are huge fans of the company, their products, the owners and staff, and the Unity Show and Tell community, which is why this hop was started.
Who will it be this month?? 

Until next month!!

Inky Hugs!!!